Buffalo Bills: 5 reasons why upcoming game vs. Bengals is crucial to win

AFC Divisional Playoffs - Cincinnati Bengals v Buffalo Bills
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This game is much bigger for the Buffalo Bills than people may realize. Heading into this game at 5-3, the Bills have not always looked like the same knock-out team that they can be. In Weeks 2-4, the Bills were the best team in the NFL, but now there is an argument that they are least scariest team who has a winning record in the league. Even though they looked better in Week 8 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it once again came down to the wire for the Bills to put the game away.

Buffalo is on the road, going into a hostile environment in Cincinnati where it is going to be loud and see what kind of team they are moving forward. The Bengals come in at 4-3 (tied for second place in the AFC North) and are turning around their season from when they had a rough start.

The Bills have advantages over the Bengals going into this game, but the Bengals also have more momentum heading into this primetime matchup.

Here are the five reasons why this specific game is crucial for the Buffalo Bills to win.